Food Aid for Nutrition: Narrative Review of Major Research Topics Presented at a Scientific Symposium Held October 21, 2017, at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kristine Caiafa, Kathryn G. Dewey, Kim F. Michaelsen, Saskia de Pee, Steve Collins, Beatrice Lorge Rogers, Tatyana El-Kour, Shelley Walton, Patrick Webb

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Abstract

Background: Food aid is a valuable tool for meeting global nutrition goals, particularly for vulnerable populations of children and reproductive-aged women. On October 21, 2017, the Food Aid Quality Review Project hosted a scientific symposium at the 21st International Congress on Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to take stock of what the global community has learned about selected topics in the research literature on food aid used to address malnutrition. Objective: This article presents the discussion that took place during the symposium, which was guided by presentations by 6 experts from the field of nutrition, food aid, and humanitarian response. Conclusion: The recent upsurge in research on food aid has advanced the collective knowledge of what food aid products and programs work for addressing nutrition, but there is much more to learn. Presentations in this symposium called for further inquiry on (1) different and novel food aid formulations, (2) the cost-effectiveness of products and programs, and (3) market-based approaches to food assistance. Continuing to expand the evidence base on these topics is critical to improving global nutrition programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-123
Number of pages13
JournalFood and nutrition bulletin
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cost-effectiveness
  • evidence
  • food aid
  • global health
  • nutrition
  • public health

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  • Food Science
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Food Aid for Nutrition : Narrative Review of Major Research Topics Presented at a Scientific Symposium Held October 21, 2017, at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. / Caiafa, Kristine; Dewey, Kathryn G.; Michaelsen, Kim F.; de Pee, Saskia; Collins, Steve; Rogers, Beatrice Lorge; El-Kour, Tatyana; Walton, Shelley; Webb, Patrick.

In: Food and nutrition bulletin, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.03.2019, p. 111-123.

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Caiafa, Kristine ; Dewey, Kathryn G. ; Michaelsen, Kim F. ; de Pee, Saskia ; Collins, Steve ; Rogers, Beatrice Lorge ; El-Kour, Tatyana ; Walton, Shelley ; Webb, Patrick. / Food Aid for Nutrition : Narrative Review of Major Research Topics Presented at a Scientific Symposium Held October 21, 2017, at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In: Food and nutrition bulletin. 2019 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 111-123.
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